Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Prayer for Thursday, October 20, 2011

“Hard for a Rich Person”

Lord, we confess our inclination to put way too much stock in our stocks—and in our other sources of “security.”

As our financial resources stand between us and you, give us the power to let them go.

As they encourage selfishness in us, give us the grace to become selfless with them.

As they lead us to help ourselves, give us the love to help others.

Help us, Lord, to find our security in you and not in our stuff.


“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’” (Matthew 19:23-24)

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